Jon Willow | Email Jon
Jon Willow is passionate about digital equity. She's a co-founder of the Community Broadband Action Network, which is a proud member of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance's current pilot cohort for the National Digital Navigator Corps. Throughout her career, she has worked with state and local governments and policy-making bodies in various capacities to improve the quality of life for every person. Jon also owns Crystal Clear Communications, a boutique messaging firm serving small- to medium-sized companies, nonprofits and municipalities, including locally-owned utilities.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Iowa and is slowly working on her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lindenwood University. A community beekeeping instructor, she keeps bees and raises chickens on her small acreage in northern Michigan.
Curtis Dean | Email Curtis
Co-Founder, Vice President
Curtis has been involved in community broadband for 20+ years. In 2015, he established SmartSource Consulting to provide services to small telecommunications services, including project management, marketing and strategic planning.
Curtis holds a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University and an Executive Master of Public Administration from the University of South Dakota. He knows the words to just about every popular song released since 1980 and still occasionally DJs events in Central Iowa for fun.
Todd Kielkopf | Email Todd
Co-Founder, Corporate Development Director
Through Kielkopf Advisory Services, Todd advises utilities, organizations, communities, and startups on business formation, strategic development phases, economic development, and financial matters. He brings his passion for innovation to CBAN.
Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and a Masters of Science in Business Administration from Iowa State University. He teaches business and entrepreneurship courses at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.
Brianna Dillavou | Email Brianna
Throughout her career, Bri has worked to improve her community through connecting those in need with substantive opportunities, and advocating for rural populations. She began her career teaching middle and high school, then transitioned into human services programming and management, including teaching digital skills to individuals with disabilities.
Brianna is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University. When she's not on the road teaching digital skills to rural Iowans, she lives the vida loca with her two little boys in northern Missouri.
Matt Carberry | Email Matt
Matt has used his diverse background in public relations, campaign management, operations, video and film production, sales, compliance, event planning, and research to help launch numerous successful startups in the tech and wine industries, as well as over a dozen winning political campaigns. Above all, he’s a communicator and an enthusiastic team asset.
Matt studied Film and Broadcasting at the University of Iowa and Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado. An avid cyclist, Matt and his cat, Mr. Potato (Spud to his friends), call Golden, CO home.